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The Nat Hentoff reader

Author: Nat Hentoff
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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A collection of articles drawn from throughout twenty-five years of writing by American columnist Nat Hentoff in which he discusses people, politics, music, and other topics.
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Genre/Form: Jazz
Named Person: Nat Hentoff; John J O'Connor; Nat Hentoff; John J O'Connor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nat Hentoff
ISBN: 0306810840 9780306810848
OCLC Number: 48190371
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 322 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. The condition of liberty. Fair-weather friends of the First Amendment --
The diminishing First Amendment --
This "liberty stuff" --
Individuals of conscience against the state --
First friend --
The first state to abolish obscenity --
Multicultural contempt for free speech --
My man of the century --
Part 2. The passion of creation. Lenny Bruce : the crucifixion of a true believer --
Jazz : music beyond time and nations --
Lester Young : president of the blues --
"The deepest blues we ever heard" --
A clarinetist of swing and sweet sorrow --
Dizzy in the sunlight, I --
Dizzy in the sunlight, II --
White line fever --
Music : a torchbearer for timeless swing --
The jazz party --
A TV exclusive! : The passion of Huckleberry Dracula --
Part 3. The persistence of race. The integrationist --
Louis Armstrong and Reconstruction --
Multicultural myths about Jews --
A racial incident on a train --
Invisible murders --
One boy's "sensitivity training" --
Breaking through racial barriers --
Part 4. The beast of politics. The mark of the beast --
Rescuing HIV infants from ACLU dogma --
The awful privacy of Baby Doe --
Something to hide in the nursery? --
Press swoons for a bunco artist --
Life of the party --
My friend the cardinal.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Nat Hentoff.

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